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By John Sciacca January 28, 2014
If you’ve followed my blogs for a while, then you probably know that in my pre-custom install life, I was a golf professional. This meant that I worked at a golf course, managed the golf shop, ran tournaments, gave lessons, etc. This differs from being a professional golfer, which is the people you see playing on TV.
By John Sciacca January 21, 2014
Call it serendipity, kismet, or just plain old dumb luck, but at the very end of International CES earlier this month, I found myself unexpectedly swept up into an entourage that included two other AV journalists; Ergotron’s marketing manager, Betsey Banker; and three Crestron employees, including director of residential marketing, Tom Barnett.
By John Sciacca January 13, 2014
It’s easy to get lost and lose your perspective when wandering the halls of The Venetian high-end audio suites during International CES. I mean, behind every door is another stratospherically priced, mid-six-figure audio system where just the cabling alone costs more than most people’s entire AV systems. You hear talk of all of these rarefied driver and cabinet materials, audiophile micro-attention to detail, and ultra-resolution and micro-dynamics, and after a few demos, you start losing your touch on reality.
By John Sciacca January 13, 2014
In a way, 3D is kind of like a technological cockroach; no one really wants it, but it also just won’t seem to die. The TV manufacturers are making another attempt to bring 3D back to the market, but this time in a glasses-free version.
By John Sciacca January 09, 2014
If you’ve never made it out to Vegas for CES, then it is hard to imagine the immensity of the booths that the major video manufacturers build. Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Sharp… these are giant, walled fortresses in the midst of the convention center all showing the latest technologies that will be gracing the world in the coming months/years.
By John Sciacca January 08, 2014
Walking through the halls of the Venetian hotel’s high-end audio suites this week in at International CES in Las Vegas, there is no shortage of six-figure audio systems to listen to. But it’s refreshing to step into a suite where a company is just as committed to delivering high-quality performance at a price that nearly everyone can afford.

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